20 Proven Things All Great Leaders Always Do

In an inconsistent world, great leaders are consistent.

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Great leaders always:

  1. Tell the truth.
  2. Demand the truth.
  3. Act in the best interest of their organization.
  4. Get results through others.
  5. Celebrate the success of others.
  6. Challenge the status quo.
  7. Press into the future while honoring the past.
  8. Try.
  9. Receive criticism gracefully.
  10. Learn.
  11. Inspire.
  12. Improve.
  13. Encourage.
  14. Listen more than speak.
  15. Take responsibility.
  16. Show gratitude.
  17. Pursue clarity and specificity.
  18. Engage in self-reflection.
  19. Act in alignment with who they are.
  20. Rest.

What essential leadership behavior can you add to the list?

Which behavior do you find most challenging and/or effective?